COVID-19 outbreak: On 2021-07-19 mainland Scotland was placed in Level 0, in line with the an a strategic framework released on 2021-06-22. However, this relaxation in rules does not affect LCV tasks directly. Scotland is expected to move beyond Level 0 on 2021-08-09 and this may have effects on how we run our tasks.
Accordingly our task programme, to the end of September will continue. Hope to see you on task soon.
The LCV trustees' view is that LCV, a registered charity provides "voluntary and charitable services" and "an organised [outdoor] activity". These activities are expressly permitted in the relevant legislation. We may adopt other measures (e.g. restricting numbers) where it is appropriate to do so for the safety of our clients and volunteers.
If you are under 18 and are interested in being a conservation volunteer, then LCV may not be your best option as we don't specialise in working with Under 18s. Don't worry though, there are several groups who offer excellent opportunities locally including:
Local councils, ranger services, nature reserves and similar sites also frequently offer opportunities for Under 18s and their families to visit sites and get involved on an occasional basis. These may be advertised locally on posters on the site or online.
If none of these options suit you and you are aged 16 or 17 and you would like to come out with LCV on one of our day tasks then you will be welcome and can book in the normal way, but please mention that you are under 18 when you book.
LCV cannot take you on a residential task until you are 18 and have been on at least one day task.
LCV does not run special tasks for groups. We also cannot accept group bookings on our regular tasks. This is because if we have too many new volunteers on any one day it can get hard for us to keep everyone safe and happy.
We do encourage everyone to get involved with conservation work and so if you would like some suggestions for other organisations which do arrange activities for groups then we suggest you contact Volunteer Scotland who will be able to help you find suitable volunteering opportunities.